Hear us out.
We know that yellow can be a challenging colour and most people shy away from it. But we Pakistanis shun it more than others because of our colonial hangover and “gora complex”; it’s tricked us into thinking we can’t pull it off because “it makes you look dark/tan”.
There’s nothing wrong with owning your melanin and trust us, when worn right, yellow is one of the most flattering hues out there.
And lucky for you, it’s all over the high street at the moment, in an array of shades to suit all skin tones.
So if you, like us, go trend spotting on Instagram, you might’ve noticed what we’ve been seeing on our feeds: according to Pakistani celebs, yellow seems to be the ‘it’ colour of spring/summer 2019 whether it’s bold, bright or pastel.
Still not sold? Ayeza Khan just recently put up this Instagram post:
And she’s not the only one who thinks so.
You could wear a bright tee, like Urwa Hocane…
How about a pale one? Digging this funky tee on Mehwish Hayat.
If you’re not ready to commit, you can start small, like with a pair of sunnies.
Or a bag. Inspiration? Hareem Farooq.
If you want to make a statement without looking OTT, you can opt for a mustard cover-up or jacket.
Exhibit A. Saba Qamar.